Rubberband Man Silk Satin
Rubber bands twist and stretch through the air, creating loose floral shapes and an energetic all-over pattern. Each rubber band was manipulated into a different shape, depicted as a photorealist object in gouache paintings with the addition of bright dressmaker’s pins for a pop of colour.
The design is printed by experts in Italy onto our fluid, reflective 16 momme Belgravia silk satin – a fabric prized for its lustrous drape and fluidity, along with its luminously high-shine surface. Construct it into eveningwear pieces such as sheath gowns, or use it to create opulently wearable daytime designs like wrap dresses and flowing shirting.
“This trompe-l’oeil design, hand-painted from a configuration of elastic bands on a pin board, gives the impression of flexing and stretching rubber bands in mid-air. The beautiful glass-headed pins give a pop of highlight colour.” – Shona Heath
Pricing: All fabrics are priced per metre length
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Visionary set designer Shona Heath brings her fantastical touch to Liberty print, in a unique new collaboration created for the Liberty Fabrics Design Series. Inspired by Philip Ridley’s 1996 children’s book The Hooligan’s Shampoo, Heath constructed miniature sculptures in her studio from everyday corner shop objects – off-kilter scenes of rubber-band bows, flowers made from washing up sponges, and discarded banana skins were painted into beautiful artworks by the Liberty Fabrics team, appearing here in a parade of vibrant colours and textures.
- Name: Rubberband Man
- Fabric Type: Belgravia Silk Satin
- Composition: 100% Silk
- Roll Width (finished/usable): 1.39m/1.36m
- Weight: 68 g/sm, 95 g/lm
- Momme Weight: 16mm
- Care: Dry clean only